Next morning, Nicki storms over to Barb's kitchen in her robe and pajamas and slaps down the Metro section of that morning's Sun-Times. The section has a huge, front-page, above-the-fold feature with the headline "Girl's Escape From Polygamy" over a photo of Rhonda, Heather's parents, and April Blessing. That's what you call a smoking gun. Barb asks what the article says about them, but since Nicki can't stand to read it, she's leaving it up to Barb to check. Although she does have to point out whose parents are flanking Rhonda in the photo. "I'm gonna go over there and I'm gonna rip Rhonda's head off," Nicki vows, but when Barb protests, Nicki agrees that there are "too many other heads to rip off first." Barb realizes this means she needs to talk to Sarah. Preferably before Sarah's head gets ripped off.
Later, when Sarah comes home from wherever, Barb intercepts her at the front door with the newspaper. "Nobody reads that paper, mom," Sarah shrugs, and since I still can't find any evidence of the existence of a Salt Lake Sun-Times, I'll have to side with Sarah on this one. Barb angrily asks Sarah what's the deal with Rhonda and the Tuttles. Sarah shrugs that Rhonda showed up at work a week ago and Heather offered to put her up. This is beside Barb's point, that Sarah knew Barb was worried about Rhonda and didn't say anything to her. "I'm your mother and would like to protect you from the burdens and responsibilities that you shouldn't have to assume," she lectures. Sarah says having Rhonda in their house would be quite a burden right there. Second point to Sarah. Barb says that Rhonda needs their help. "Since when do we put ourselves above those in need?" she guilt-trips. Pissed now, Sarah says she didn't; she helped Rhonda in the way she thought would make their lives most normal. Sarah with the hat trick! And then Barb loses the post-game as well, when she lets her daughter stomp upstairs with an attitude that in an actual home would be non-survivable.